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Marching to Madness Episode 136: Samford head coach Scott Padgett

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Samford head coach Scott Padgett. Topics of discussion include: how Padgett built the foundation of the program when he took over in 2015, what he learned playing for Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith at Kentucky, how his Utah Jazz experienced helped add additional elements to …

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Marching to Madness Episode 134: Northern Kentucky head coach John Brannen

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Northern Kentucky head coach John Brannen. Topics of discussion include: Anthony Grant’s influence on Brannen’s coaching philosophy, how special it was for this program to reach the NCAA Tournament in its first season of eligibility, what sparked the turnaround after a third straight loss in …

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Marching to Madness Episode 133: Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd. Topics of discussion include: what made this Zags team so special, the development of Zach Collins, Gonzaga’s approach to summer workouts, restructuring the roster heading into next season, the success of recruiting internationally, how the WCC has evolved, and …

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Marching to Madness Fast Break: Interview with former Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey

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In this inaugural episode of Marching to Madness Fast Break, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross share a short interview from a recent NBA draft workout with former Oregon standout Tyler Dorsey. They discuss his stellar 20-plus point streak to end last season, how his shooting skills will help him at the next level, and much more. The Marching to Madness Fast …

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Marching to Madness Episode 132: Illinois State head coach Dan Muller

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Illinois State head coach Dan Muller. Topics of discussion include: Muller’s opportunity to serve as a court coach for the USA U19 World Cup Team, reflections on a memorable ’16-17 season for the Redbirds, the progression of Phil Fayne, other players that could break through …

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Marching to Madness Episode 131: Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl. Topics of discussion include: how the team’s offseason workouts have been going thus far, Austin Wiley and Chuma Okeke being invited to try out for the U19 World Cup team, the potential leap forward for Wiley this upcoming season, why Danjel …

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Marching to Madness Episode 130: Missouri assistant coach Chris Hollender

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In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Missouri assistant coach Chris Hollender. Topics of discussion include: how things have been going in offseason workouts, the importance of building trust as a new coaching staff, how the returning nucleus will be a big piece of the puzzle this season, what makes Michael Porter …

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Marching to Madness Episode 129: North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll

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In this special episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in North Florida head coach Matt Driscoll. Topics of discussion include: how Scott Drew and Larry Schyatt have helped shape Driscoll’s coaching philosophy, what Thad Matta told him when he first started coaching at North Florida, the impact of Dallas Moore and Chris Davenport on …